Department of History
The Department of History offers majors in history and social science leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The department also offers a Master of Arts degree in history and a Master of Arts degree in Public History (see UNA Graduate Catalog) as well as undergraduate minors in history, public history, religious studies, philosophy, and a joint minor in religion and philosophy. The bachelor's degree in History may be earned 100% online.
The history program is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for graduate study in history, for teaching history in grades 6-12 (a second major or degree in education is required for teacher certification), for entry into professional schools such as law, library science, journalism, seminary training, and for careers in business, educational institutions, and other areas which require a broad general education.
Students with a minimum score of 28 on the ACT Reading subtest or a minimum score of 630 on the SAT Reading Comprehension subtest or with special approval from the department may choose to enroll in honors history courses.
The social science program is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for teaching social sciences in grades 6-12 (a second major or second degree in education is required for teacher certification).
Students with majors in history or social science are required to successfully complete exit examinations prior to graduation.